September 21st, 2011
Bobby J. Rowan, 81, of Benton passed away Monday, Sept. 19, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.Â He was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Hot Springs to the late Henry and Maude Rowan and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Ray Rowan.
The Bryant Lady Hornets won three out of their four varsity matches, defeating Van Buren last Thursday at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock. The boys team lost both their singles and doubles matches.
Lady Hornets senior Callie Hogancamp defeated Brittney Yeamons 8-6 in Girls 1 singles and sophomore Whitney Butler beat Logan Moore 8-4 in Girls 2 singles for the singlesâ€™ sweep.
â€śCallie Hogancamp got back on the winning track and Whitney won her second conference match of the three so far,â€ť Bryant Coach Steve Wilson said.
Laverne "Bernie" Witham, 62, of Malvern (formerly of Fordyce) died Sept. 18, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs.Â She was born June 15, 1949, in Sparkman, the daughter of John Henry and Dorothy (Shaddock) Brown.Â She graduated from Sparkman High School in 1967 and was the owner of Bernie's Daycare in Fordyce.Â She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Her love and grace touched so many hearts through the years.Â She was a true shining example of unconditional love and the Christian way.Â
Rodney Dwight Cleghorn, 65, of Bryant, died Sunday, Sept. 18. He was born Nov. 7, 1945 in Alleene.
Rodney was an Engineering Assistant for Ground Landscape, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Benton First Assembly of God Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Coelia Cleghorn; brothers, Coy and Tom Cleghorn; and sister, Theola Deal.
The 2011 Karate for Christ tournament took place this past Saturday at The Centers at Bishop Park and it had its biggest turn out yet in its third year of existence in Arkansas. With about 150 entrants on one gym floor last year, this yearâ€™s event brought closer to 300 competitors from five states.
Mildred Ella Boyd Perryman, 85, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, in Benton. She was born Oct. 1, 1925, to the late Eddie S. and Cora Delena (Capel) Boyd in Benton.Â Her husband, Gerald W. Perryman also died on September 15.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward C. and Alton L. Boyd; and one grandson, Charles Shaun Miller.
Gerald W. Perryman, 86, of Benton passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, in Benton. He was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Little Rock to the late Tom Earl and Mettie Graves Perryman.
Mr. Perryman was retired from Reynolds Metals, a U.S. Navy veteran and a 32nd-degree Mason. Â His wife, Mildred Perryman also died Sept. 15.
He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Perryman; and a grandson, Charles Shaun Miller.
Michael Ray Morrison, 61, of Benton, died Friday, September 16, in Little Rock. He was born September 29, 1949 in Little Rock. Michael was a US Navy Veteran serving from 1968 to 1972. Michael was a member in good standing with the Heat and Frost Insulators, Local #10 for 31 years. He served in the capacity of Vice President, Executive Officer and on the Apprenticeship Committee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Morrison and his brother, Richard Morrison.
Lula Marie (Huey) Reynolds, 94, of Russellville, formerly of Shaw, died Friday, Sept. 16, at Legacy Lodge in Russellville.Â
She was born April 8, 1917, in Shaw to Samuel Clinton Huey and Ollie Maybelle (Dorrell) Huey. Mrs. Reynolds was retired from Jones Furniture and was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Frank (Pete) Reynolds; a sister, Vivian Carson; three brothers, Joe, Earl andÂ Crawford;Â and a grandson. Shawn Corley.
Kenneth P. Pearson, 64, passed away Sept. 15 at the Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. He was born April 18, 1947, to Joseph and Laura Stowell Gionfriddo.
He was of the Catholic faith and a retired equipment operator. He was a member of the Eagles Aries No. 4231 of Thayer, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.